Archive of September 21, 2010

Archbishop urges Argentineans to defend life and family

Sep 21, 2010 - 10:01 pm .- Archbishop Alfonso Delgado of San Juan de Cuyo, Argentina denounced the recent series of attacks against life and the family in the country, including the various attempts to legalize abortion. He called such measures modern-day manifestations of the massacre of the innocents ordered by King Herod.

Cardinal affirms Chile's rejection of abortion

Sep 21, 2010 - 05:52 pm .- During the celebrations commemorating Chile’s bicentennial, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Santiago called on the faithful to continuing building their country on the foundation of the Gospel, which has been the basis for rejecting the new cultural and ideological colonialism of abortion.

Attempts to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and military abortion ban fail

Sep 21, 2010 - 03:06 pm .- The U.S. Senate blocked a controversial military bill on Tuesday afternoon which would have repealed the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy and allowed elective abortions to be carried out on military bases at home and abroad.

Italian official claims link between homosexual adoption and human trafficking

Sep 21, 2010 - 02:58 pm .- The Secretary of State for Family Policy in Italy, Carlo Giovanardi, stated in an interview this week that he believes there is a connection between adoption by same-sex couples and the increase in the human trafficking of minors.

Officials react with surprise to investigation of Vatican bank's chairman

Sep 21, 2010 - 01:49 pm .- Italian authorities began an investigation on Tuesday of the Vatican Bank's chairman, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, along with another unnamed executive at the bank, for suspected violations of a 2007 Italian law intended to fight money laundering. Both the Vatican Secretariat of State and the mayor of Rome expressed surprise at the allegations, and declared their confidence in the bank's leadership. 

African American pastors warn against repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Sep 21, 2010 - 12:59 pm .- Family Research Council (FRC) president Tony Perkins and several African American religious leaders held a press conference on Monday to urge the Senate to vote against a move that would repeal the current “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy banning openly homosexual persons from serving in the military.

Cardinal encourages faithful to allow God to fill their lives

Sep 21, 2010 - 11:50 am .- During Mass on Sunday, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani of Lima called on the faithful to set aside “material values” and live according to “the values that bring us closer to God.”

Holy Father to make pastoral visit to Palermo

Sep 21, 2010 - 10:37 am .- The Vatican announced on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI will make a pastoral visit to Palermo, Italy in early October for an ecclesial meeting with families and young people from the region.

Catholic legal experts warn HHS against requiring coverage of contraception and sterilization

Sep 21, 2010 - 06:04 am .- Officials with the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference have urged the Department of Health and Human Services not to require coverage of contraception and sterilization, saying such mandates could compel coverage for abortion-causing drugs and could threaten freedom of conscience.

American pilgrims attend first Mass at Bl. John Henry Newman Shrine

Sep 21, 2010 - 02:57 am .- One day after Cardinal Newman’s beatification, a group of American pilgrims attended the first-ever Mass at the Bl. John Henry Newman Shrine, which is located at the Birmingham Oratory in Birmingham, England. The Oratory hosts some relics of the newly beatified nineteenth-century convert and theologian.

Ambassador Kmiec reflects on car crash which killed priest and religious sister

Sep 21, 2010 - 12:33 am .- U.S. Ambassador to Malta Doug Kmiec has said his life will be haunted “forever” by the car crash in which caused the deaths of his friend Sr. Mary Campbell and his confessor Msgr. John Sheridan. Writing in a Maltese newspaper, he praised the lives of the deceased and thanked those who had prayed for the accident’s victims.

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